Friday, June 24, 2011

The RFT Music Awards Party Highlights: Video

Posted By on Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 3:29 PM

DOTS NOT FEATHERS WON BEST NEW BAND. PHOTO BY KELLY HOGAN
  • Dots Not Feathers won Best New Band. Photo by Kelly Hogan

The RFT Music Awards were announced at the Firebird this week, and we only just now finished fighting off the hangover. 18andCounting, Prince Ea and Sleepy Kitty all played memorable live sets, with Prince Ea inviting Teresajenee up for a characteristically glorious guest spot and Sleepy Kitty running a four-guitarist relay. As for the awards: The acceptance speeches ranged from thought-provoking to laugh-inducing. A good night for St. Louis music -- we can't wait to start putting together next year's showcase and awards.

Our incomparable Art Director Tom Carlson was on hand to film the proceedings; he put together a video with a few of the best speeches, performance highlights and the most Crass joke. Watch below.

2011 RFT Music Award Winners

Best Folk: Cassie Morgan and the Lonely Pine

Best Americana (Rock): Pretty Little Empire

Best Americana (Traditional): Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three

Best Soul/R&B (Solo Artist): Theresa Payne

Best Soul/R&B (Group):Fresh Heir

Best Jam/Funk Group: Funky Butt Brass Band

Best One-Person Project: 18andCounting

Best Solo Artist (Female): Ellen the Felon

Best Solo Artist (Male): Javier Mendoza

Best Jazz Artist: Dave Black

Best Blues Artist: Roland Johnson and the Voodoo Blues Band

Best Rock Band: Kentucky Knife Fight

Best New Artist: Dots Not Feathers

Best Pop Band: Tight Pants Syndrome

Best Indie Band: Sleepy Kitty

Best Electronic Artist: Safety Words

Best DJ: Needles

Best Party: London Calling

Best Residency: Rapture

Best Noise Band: Spelling Bee

Best Experimental Artist: Bikini Acid

Best Punk Band: The Fuck Off and Dies

Best Hardcore Band: Shaved Women

Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist (Solo): Prince Ea

Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist (Group or Collective): Illphonics

Best Producer(s): Urban Legendz

Best Metal/Thrash Band: The Lion's Daughter

Best Hard Rock Band: Greek Fire

Best National Band: Bottle Rockets

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